Posted 5/27/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -6)
He can send the tick to IGeneX for Lyme testing. See http://www.igenex.com/ for info.
Testing at this early stage is going to be negative unless they biopsy or culture the bite site (and even then, may still be negative) - it is too early for there to be enough detectable antibodies.
Doxycycline is considered the best abx; probably should take it for at least 4 weeks to be safe. The dose needs to be high enough, too...most rx 200mg/day but I think it is supposed to be 400-600mg/day to be more effective...